Create 5,000 Youth Nature Leaders in India

by Association for Social and Environmental Developme
Jun 21, 2013

276 Green Rhinos created in Sundarbans!

Green Rhinos sharing their project
Green Rhinos sharing their project

Dear Donor,

With your support, 276 Green Rhinos were created in the Sundarbans in March 2013. 76 Green Rhinos were created on 24 March on K-Plot Island and 200 Green Rhinos were created on Maipith Island on 25 March.

All the Green Rhinos received solar lamps since there is no electricity in their villages. Events were held on both the islands where they were briefed about the Green Rhinos Program and given an audio-visual presentation on the “Nature of Sundarbans”. Green Rhinos who had been inducted into the Program last year shared how they had planted tree saplings. They said that were unable to save all the saplings as the goats and cows ate some of them. The parents of some of these youth and other members of the community were present.  We appealed to them to help the youth to protect the saplings by creating tree guards and keeping their animals away from the plants.

30 Green Rhino leaders received the transformational leadership training in April. The projects that they have identified include planting 5000 tree saplings and cleaning garbage from 60 water bodies.  These projects will be conducted by all the 276 Green Rhinos.

Thank you for your continued support. You are making a difference in the lives of the Green Rhinos and helping to protect the Sundarbans!

With warm regards,


Sheikh Golam, a Green Rhino sharing his experience
Sheikh Golam, a Green Rhino sharing his experience

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Association for Social and Environmental Developme

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Diti Mookherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal India

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